Published: 11th June 2022
TN: Enrollments in gov't schools have gone up, says Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Minister
The minister appealed to parents to monitor their children and also have consultations with the teachers often about the coaching and other requirements
Geetha Jeevan Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Minister inaugurated a school students admission awareness programme at Sivanthakulam, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu on Friday, June 10.
It was with Aatral, an NGO, that the school education department organised the awareness programme at Sivanthakulam municipal corporation middle school. This was done to lay emphasis on the facilities that government schools offer, the welfare schemes, scholarship programmes, hi-tech computer labs and so on.
While addressing the gathering, the minister shared that more students are enrolling in schools run by the government because of the importance given to them by the state. "Of the Rs 36,000 crore allotted for the education department, Chief Minister MK Stalin has advised spending Rs 18,000 crore for infrastructure," she added.
The minister appealed to parents to monitor their children and also have consultations with the teachers often about the coaching and other requirements.
District collector Dr K Senthil Raj, Corporation Mayor N Jegan Periyasamy, Chief Education Officer Balathandayuthapani, and other officials were present.
In more news from Tamil Nadu, a 21-year-old IIT Madras student allegedly lost Rs 1.46 lakh to a man who promised to land her a job at a Chennai-based company.
Saritha gave Rs 96,000 from her savings and borrowed Rs 50,000 from friends. After transferring Rs 1.46 lakh, Nitheesh Reddy allegedly did not respond to calls. On realising she had been conned, Saritha lodged a complaint at Mylapore Cyber cell.